Native Times Staff:
I would be grateful if you printed my letter in your newspaper. I just wanted to say "thank you" for the wonderful box that I received in the mail from Janene Alford from Tulsa OK. I am a Native American soldier currently deployed near Baghdad, Iraq and to receive this box filled with homemade cookies, candy, treats, games, chocolate and a OK Univ TSHIRT was the most awesome package I have received so far since I have deployed. Just knowing that it came from home and Ms. Alford took the time out to send me all these goodies and two newspapers from Native Times, I was very thankful. I shared this with my parents who reside in Laguna Pueblo, NM and she sends out her heartfelt thanks and will keep you all in her prayers. Its during these times that the holiday season approaches and the times when I miss family very much. Again, please print this and hopefully Ms. Alford will see and know that I was very thankful and appreciative that our Native people think about us overseas.
HHD, 93D Military Police Battalion
APO AE 09344